Healthy Vanilla Cake Batter Oatmeal

A smooth, creamy and delicious oatmeal which has the taste and texture of actual vanilla cake batter! This healthy vanilla cake batter oatmeal can be enjoyed hot or cold and is suitable for those following a vegan, gluten-free, dairy free and sugar free lifestyle! 

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I used to always think that most people were team chocolate but based on requests, it looks like 2016 might be all things vanilla on TBMW.

Okay, let’s not get too excited here. Vanilla will be present but let’s not ignore chocolate completely.

On Monday’s post, I announced that each week I’ll be sharing a reader requested recipe! 

Healthy Vanilla Cake Batter Oatmeal- Enjoy overnight oatmeal style or piping hot- With the taste and texture of REAL cake batter but healthy and NO sugar! {Vegan, gluten free, dairy free recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

 

Ever since I consistently started sharing recipes on here, oatmeal recipes have been some of my favorite and most popular. It’s no surprise- People love breakfast and people love oatmeal. Looking through my oatmeal archives, there’s been quite some variety. From Baklava oatmeal to sticky cinnamon roll batter oatmeal, there’s a ton of variety. 

What’s been the most popular ones have been the most classic – The two front-runners being the original cake batter oatmeal shared in 2014 and this brownie batter oatmeal shared early 2015. 

BATTER UP? HEEEEEEY.

The number 1 request I’d have whenever I’d share an oatmeal recipe (or even breakfast ones!) would be to share a classic vanilla flavor. I knew the first oatmeal recipe for 2016 AND the first reader request recipe had to be just that- Healthy Vanilla Cake Batter oatmeal so friends, that’s what’s on the menu books for today.

Healthy Vanilla Cake Batter Oatmeal- Enjoy overnight oatmeal style or piping hot- With the taste and texture of REAL cake batter but healthy and NO sugar! {Vegan, gluten free, dairy free recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

Now for today’s recipe- Healthy Vanilla Cake Batter oatmeal!

When it comes to oatmeal, I am all about texture with SOME toppings. Sometimes I see recipes out there which look like those frozen yogurt cups- You know what I mean? A small amount of oats (yogurt) and a plethora of toppings- Fruit, candy, unicorn feathers and Kim Kardashian’s shoe. 

Healthy Vanilla Cake Batter Oatmeal- Enjoy overnight oatmeal style or piping hot- With the taste and texture of REAL cake batter but healthy and NO sugar! {Vegan, gluten free, dairy free recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

This healthy vanilla cake batter oatmeal fits the bill nicely. It has the actual taste and texture of cake batter and flavored with vanilla in JUST the right amount (let’s not recall the time I accidentally added a TABLESPOON of extract to a bowl of oatmeal).

It’s creamy, smooth and NOT watery or has too much liquid- It’s thick and could if you like a smoother oatmeal, YOU add the extra milk in it! For such a decadent looking breakfast, it’s actually ridiculously healthy and has no sugar whatsoever and is packed full of protein! It’s also suitable for those following a vegan, gluten free and dairy free lifestyle! 

HACK! I know some are on team overnight oatmeal and some are on team steaming hot oatmeal (Is anyone on team lukewarm?). I’ve shared two tested methods which are suited to fit the bill whichever team you’re playing on! The best thing is both can be prepped before and even be bulk cooked too! I recommend this vegan protein powder which has amazing texture, this coconut flour and these jumbo rolled oats.

Healthy Vanilla Cake Batter Oatmeal- Enjoy overnight oatmeal style or piping hot- With the taste and texture of REAL cake batter but healthy and NO sugar! {Vegan, gluten free, dairy free recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

Make this healthy vanilla cake batter oatmeal and here’s to the first of many reader request recipes to come! 

Healthy Vanilla Cake Batter Oatmeal- Enjoy overnight oatmeal style or piping hot- With the taste and texture of REAL cake batter but healthy and NO sugar! {Vegan, gluten free, dairy free recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

Healthy Vanilla Cake Batter Oatmeal
Serves 1
A smooth, creamy and delicious oatmeal which has the taste and texture of actual vanilla cake batter! This healthy vanilla cake batter oatmeal can be enjoyed hot or cold and is suitable for those following a vegan, gluten-free, dairy free and sugar free lifestyle!
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup rolled oats (I used gluten free rolled oats)
  2. pinch sea salt
  3. 1 1/4 cups dairy free milk of choice, divided
  4. 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  5. 1 large egg (for a vegan option, sub for 1 flax egg- 1 T flax + 3 T water)
  6. 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder (optional but highly recommended)
  7. 1 T coconut flour, sifted
  8. 1 T granulated sweetener of choice (optional)*
  9. Sprinkles to top, optional
Instructions
  1. Combine oats, salt and 1 cup of milk in a saucepan or microwave safe bowl until most of the liquid is absorbed. Whisk in the whole egg very well (or flax egg) and continue cooking for another 1-2 minutes, until oats are extremely fluffy.
  2. Stir in the vanilla protein powder, sweetener of choice, vanilla extract and coconut flour until fully combined- Oatmeal mixture should be extremely thick. Add in the extra 1/4 cup of milk and ensure it is well mixed. Once this is done, refrigerate uncovered.
  3. The next morning, stir the oatmeal very well and top with nut butter/sprinkles etc. Reheat if desired.
Notes
  1. * If protein powder is sweetened, omit.
  2. The protein powder is optional- If you omit, decrease the dairy free milk by 1/4 cup.
  3. Ensure you use the whole egg over egg whites (if not using flax egg) as it provides the cake batter like texture. If you don't have coconut flour, add a tablespoon of flaxmeal, oat flour or almond flour.
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80 thoughts on “Healthy Vanilla Cake Batter Oatmeal

  1. I love cold cereal! Cold cereal with no milk. I eat it like a snack. Although your cake batter oatmeal is tempting! As far as salad dressing, plan oil and vinegar or a homemade vinaigrette for me. My least favorite is blue cheese and thousand island! Or anything fruity. I hate fruity salad dressings. I know, I’m weird.

  2. I feel like I can never decide if I’m team overnight oats or nice, warm oats. Like, my house is 60 degrees right now and I really want overnight oats because I’m crazy? But then other days it iwll be the middle of summer and I’ll be making a big bowl of steamy goodness. Either way, these look so tasty!

  3. Mmmm this looks yummy. I have overnight oats probably 4 times the entire year and hot oats basically never. I have oats in my pantry, though, they just never get touched. This recipe is making me realize I’ve just been doing it wrong this whole time haha.

  4. this one is EPIC! Well, all of your recipes are epic but since vanilla cake is my favorite kind of cake, this one has a special place in my heart. I’d take this over regular cake any day!

  5. Sooooo doughyyyy. I’m definitely with you on the more oats vs toppings thing (kardashian’s shoe = bahaha). All the toppings make for pretty pictures, but I like my spoon to be full of flavor without having to pick through a million individual pieces of things. I never liked cold cereal as a kid, but somehow it’s made a come back in this last year. Still love my hot oats, though. Dressing = sweet poppyseed.

  6. Had to pin this recipe right away! Looks so fluffy, sweet and delicious!
    I am all about that cake batter/cookie batter/pancake batter/brownie batter life. I was the Queen of Cookie Dough! LOL! Now I’m the queen of raiding Whole Foods hot bars–I do have to try that tofu and sugar-laden chili sauce XD

  7. Omg some day we have to go to Whole Foods together. Last time I had roastbeef, hummus, sweet potato and Tabbouleh with a side of oatmeal for breakfast. I love to eat there because you can just pile up whatever you crave. You only have to swipe your credit card without looking at the price ;-P

  8. I am WITH you on texture > toppings. And you know how I feel about your overnight cake batter oats already. I’m waiting on my new vanilla protein powder so that I can make this.
    I’m waiting for the day when froyo bars include unicorn FEATHERS as one of the toppings. Lol what the heck!?

  9. It’s funny you posted this as I literally just ate oatmeal for the first time in at least six months! I wish I had made this, though – it looks delicious!

  10. I go back and forth so much with oats and waffles, I think this is going to be breakfast for next week though! I can tell this would totally get me to lunch without needing a snack!

  11. made this last night, a month after i pinned it! OMG idk why i waited so long.. it completed my day already and its only 9:22am haha

      1. Ok, I’m listening! I got it done and I used 50/50 365 Everyday organic vanilla almond milk and water, cooked my quick oats for about 3 minutes whisked in the egg essentially poaching it for 2 and then added tbsp Wondra flour (refined, I know) l, kept stirring, added a splash of almond milk and the thing smells like vanilla cake batter. What an awesome way to get a little extra protein punch in the morning especially before an awesome mountain bike ride in Laguna Coast Wilderness! No added sugar needed so I can cut the brown sugar. Yay!

  12. I can’t wait to try this! Looks delicious, seems easy, love the addition of sprinkles (for breakfast! So decadent!) And love the presentation — those cups/ramekins are amazing.

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  14. So you cook the oat mix first, then add milk to it and stick it in the fridge? What are the microwave/stove cooking instructions? Or do you just mix the ingredients without cooking?
    Thanks!

  15. Plugging this into My Fitness Pal’s recipe calculator shows that this is 526 calories per serving … not at all healthy for breakfast! Disappointed how many misleading bloggers there are calling recipes like this “healthy.”

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